Meredith DeBoom

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

PhD, Geography, University of Colorado Boulder, 2018

My research analyzes the distributive politics of resource extraction, climate change mitigation/’just’ transitions, and development in sub-Saharan Africa. Theoretically, I draw from postcolonial studies as well as interdisciplinary scholarship on violence and conflict, critical geopolitics, and rights. I’m particularly interested in how Africans are engaging with geopolitical, environmental, and demographic transitions to pursue diverse political agendas at local, state, and global scales. My current research focuses on 1) the politics of marine mining in southern Africa, 2) the distributive politics of climate change mitigation strategies (who pays the costs of ‘green’ energy?), and 3) how Africans in late-liberation contexts are engaging with China’s geopolitical rise.

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